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8 of the best Linux password managers


It's beautiful and we like it


The best thing about this tool is that it doesn't require installation and it's super fast. You won't find MyPasswords in the software repositories of your distribution, so head on to the project's website and grab the 3.6MB zip file.

Handily it can run on Windows, Linux, Unix and even Apple. Once uncompressed, you only need to double-click the script to launch this program. You can alternatively run the script from the terminal.

It relies on the Derby database and AES encryption algorithm to create a secure repository of your login credentials. The interface is very simple and straightforward. You're asked to fill in the login information for a website when you run the program.

The fields are all the same for all tools, except it offers the genius tags option. You can add tags to each item you add to the database, and you can provide multiple comma-separated tags for each entry. To add another entry, click the New button at the bottom-right of the window and enter the details for the new account. Each entry is saved into the database when you press Save.

When looking for entries, click the Search button on the toolbar and you can search using the title or any tags you provided for the entry. You don't need to provide the exact title, as partial matching also works.

For a list of all the entries in the database, click Search without specifying either title or tag. On each subsequent run it will add new entries to the same database and you can easily export this to an XML file if you like. Lack of a master password means anybody can launch the tool and read your passwords, so be careful.


Version: 1.00
Price: Free under the LGPL

Registered and released this year, this is the tool to use.

Rating: 10/10